Friday, April 6, 2012

Ford, I think I'm a Sofa.


I have this feeling lately (which when I say it means more today and yesterday, maybe some days before but I can't be certain, everything is so long and stretching these days) that I want to wear as many patterns as possible. It's not that I want things to clash, but I want them to be pleasingly off-kilter. There are days I have a specific thought of what I want to dress like, and today I thought, yes, I would like too dress like furniture. A sofa, if possible, with a ridiculous pattern, mostly inspired by this coat from Bohemian Bisoux

Coat: Bohemian Bisoux, Pants: J. Crew, Blouse: J. Crew Fall 2011, Shoes: Nine West circa 2008, Bag: Aldo Summer 2011, Pin: Vintage birthday gift 

I had little to no interest in these pants until I thought about them with the coat. I might have actually thought the print hideous at one point (when I saw it on a skirt) but suddenly, as skinny cropped pants, it's exactly what I was missing. How could I not have realized it combines my favorite shade of ugly green with a little bit of purple, a combination I can hardly ever resist?



 My heels kept poking the little discs through the stairs and I almost perished for teetering!

It's funny how things work out wardrobe-wise. I always figure I ought to buy what I like, within reason (well, sort of), and eventually it will all go together in a way. It's not the easiest way to shop and build a wardrobe and so there are days when I think geez, if only I had been a bit more practical about the whole thing it would be much easier to get dressed.



Somehow it works out. This poor pin doesn't get worn as often as I should, mostly because it's quite huge and heavy, but the coat has a large enough collar that it now has a nice little home. After a while, things just start to fit together, even if some things have fallen apart.

Thanks to my mom for snapping these pictures!

33 comments:

  1. ......Holy Lord woman, I want to rip that coat off of you and run away cackling XD Want.

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  2. I absolutely adore this book and this outfit :D

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  3. That coat is amazing! I love the whole outfit, but that coat especially. It just looks like it would be so lush to feel.

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  4. I just have to say, while the coat is not my cup of tea, that title is amazeballs. Such a good book/movie/radio series.

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  5. I love it! just...that's all I can say. delicious.

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  6. oh my.. i'm in love with your entire outfit.. it's just brilliant

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  7. LOL! Dead set, I have a chair just like it! It looks gorge, and I love the way you wear it. x

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  8. I think that all these items look great together! You can pull it off!

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  9. I found your blog a few days ago and have become completely obsessed with it!
    Love your style - and that coat is bloody gorgeous!

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  10. That coat is blowing my mind with its stunningness. I like the gentle clash with the printed pants - makes me want to dig out some combinations in my own wardrobe and get a little bolder.

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  11. Amazing outfit! Sometimes wardrobe serendipity happens :)

    xx

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  12. you're awesome. this is such a great outfit and something I would've never thought of. I do, however, own a sofa-like blazer that I only wore once and that needs some new ideas in its life.

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  13. Absolute perfection! I love seeing prints mixed, and this is so well done. I just love that coat, and the whole outfit...but I loved it all even more when I saw that little bow pin.

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  14. Charming mix of prints and fabrics.

    http://www.designers-artists.com

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  15. I love what's going on with this outfit! It reminds me of the costume of a carefree middle aged eccentric ex dance teacher in a small town

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  16. this reminded me of how much I always wanted a carpet coat, and I believe I found your coat's identical twin! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1960s-Carpet-Chenille-Tapestry-Swing-Coat-Mad-Men-Mint-Condition-/251016181098?pt=Vintage_Women_s_Clothing&hash=item3a71baf56a
    now if only I could afford it...

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  17. You're looking very lovely, although it sounds like you're having a bit of a rough time these days. Virtual hug.

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  18. Oh my word, you pull this off so well. Me, being short and dumpy, would probably just look like a cushion pouff thing. I especially love the trousers with those purple suede shoes.

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  19. IN credible. Absolutely incredible!

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  20. i love the last lines of the entry, kater. <3

    you're beautiful, inside and out.

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  21. ya look great darling! and that coat is the same cut as the tapestry one I have! we need to wear them standing next to eachother!! the print on the pants is great, and i know what your saying about wanting to print clash like crazy. I'm a huge fan too!

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  22. I am such a fan of this, it's like something a Tenenbaum or Little Edie would wear. :)

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  23. BRILLIANTLY put together, I must say. You really have an eye for color.

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  24. Lovely pieces, they work so well together. Very "I just walked in to Don Draper's office."

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  25. You look fantastic! I LOVE all the prints in this outfit. And also, the title of the post, and your "yes, I would like to dress like furniture" thought made me laugh out loud!
    I have the same problem as you do-- I don't tend to buy items because they'd go well with my closet, rather I buy things because I like them, and hope that I'll be able to match them with everything else I have.
    Someday, maybe, I'll learn...

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  26. OH M GEE!!! This is one of my absolute favourite outfits that I've ever seen on you!!! Everything is so right!

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  27. I love pattern clashing; this outfit is absolutely amazing. Just found your blog through modcloth and now I'm hooked. Your style is killer, and the blog whimsical and adorable. Brava!
    xoxo
    -Jessica
    www.threadandbones.com

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